Consequences of Gravitational Radiation Recoil

@article{Merritt2004ConsequencesOG,
  title={Consequences of Gravitational Radiation Recoil},
  author={David Merritt and Milos Milosavljevic and Marc Favata and Scott A. Hughes and Daniel E. Holz},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={607}
}
Coalescing binary black holes experience an impulsive kick due to anisotropic emission of gravitational waves. We discuss the dynamical consequences of the recoil accompanying massive black hole mergers. Recoil velocities are sufficient to eject most coalescing black holes from dwarf galaxies and globular clusters, which may explain the apparent absence of massive black holes in these systems. Ejection from giant elliptical galaxies would be rare, but coalescing black holes are displaced from… 

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